This is the most frustrating system I've ever seen. I want to control my 16yo son's internet. My old router was so easy to configure, both a time block and block sites on his computer only. He is failing many classes at school. He watches youtube and plays video games all night long. I only want him to have access to the sites he needs for school. The sites are basic (youtube, netflix, etc) and I do not want to block them for everybody else in my house or other devices, just his.
I cannot simply take away his devices, since he needs access to google docs, his school websites, etc. Everything done at his school now is computer and internet based. I also cannot block every device in our house. I do want to set up several bypass accounts to block one device. I have about 50 devices on my network, and 7 users. Setting up and configuring bypass accounts would be a management nightmare.
The two things I am trying to do:
1. Turn off all internet on his computer after 8pm until 5am the next day. Only his computer, not the other 50 devices in my house.
2. Block a specific list of sites (gaming, streamers, videos) but only from his computer. It's not fair to the other people in the house who are getting their grades in to be blocked because of my one son.
Please help me on how to configure this. I didn't have an issue with my old router (not-netgear). And why do i have to go to an external service (open DNS) to configure my local router? Shouldn't this be part of the router management locally (like my other routers)?
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